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On Michael Sam – Buyer Beware, There’s Media Afoot

By Matthew Marczi Please excuse the media as they turn yet another issue into a self-reflective narrative about themselves. With a few notable exceptions, the overwhelming majority of the response to college defensive end Michael Sam stating that he is homosexual has been one of support and admiration, and tacit acknowledgement that his future success […]

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Cortez Allen’s Transition To Starter Not Going Smoothly

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen is scheduled to miss his second consecutive game after playing just the first half of the season opener. He injured his ankle during the waning minutes of the first half against the Tennessee Titans and was unable to return in the second half after testing it out […]

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2013 Steelers Training Camp Questions – What To Do With John Parker Wilson

By Matthew Marczi Whether or not it was a surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a quarterback in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft depended greatly on who you asked. Equally elusive was the answer to the question of whether or not it was a good idea. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed three games […]

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A Final Word On Maurkice Pouncey

By Matthew Marczi Normally I would not dedicate so much time to a matter that I do not consider directly to be a football issue; however, given the quantity and intensity of the reactions that my article from Tuesday generated, I think it is appropriate to perform a bit of cleanup duty. In this article, […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Wrapping Up Steelers Mini Camp, Talking 3rd Down RB Snaps & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 111 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I recap the Pittsburgh Steelers final week of offseason practices after the 2013 mini camp came to a conclusion on Thursday. We discuss what Mike Tomlin had to say during his press conference and look at the injury situation heading […]

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Ike Taylor: Consistency, Not Interceptions Define His Game

By Jeremy Hritz Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was playing some of the best football of his career before his season ended on a broken ankle against the Baltimore Ravens on December 4th. While he was not picking off passes in bunches, Taylor continued quietly in his staple role with the Steelers as defender of […]

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Steelers Rank Fifth In Jersey Sales In 2012, Troy Polamalu Out Of Top 15

According to recent sales figures from NFLShop.com, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had the top selling jersey last year, while the San Francisco 49ers had the highest teams sales. In fact, Griffin’s jersey sales set an all-time record. As far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go, they finished fifth in team sales and safety Troy […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Ravens Preview & Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz Hritz 2012 Prediction Record: 7-2 Ravens at Steelers Rankings Breakdown RANKINGS Baltimore Pittsburgh Offense 15th (354.1) 15th (354.1) Rushing 19th (104.9) 20th (103.8) Passing 13th (249.2) 11th (250.3) PPG 4th (28.2) 17th (23) Defense 28th (390.2) 1st (265.7) Rushing 26th (132) 5th (94.6) Passing 26th (258.2) 1st (171.1) PPG 11th (21.8) 7th […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 5: Steelers Versus Eagles

Fantasy Overview: The Philadelphia Eagles are looking good going into Week 5. They have a tough defense and their offense is proving that it can compete in tough games. A close victory over the New York Giants is the Eagles latest accomplishment and they have overcome a lot of issues to get to their 3-1 […]

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Three Emerging Patterns For The Steelers & Ryan Clark’s Guns

By Jeremy Hritz There were many positives to take away from the Pittsburgh Steelers first win of the season against the Jets, yet unquestionably, there are several areas of improvement that if the Steelers can address effectively, will result in a championship caliber team come playoff time. While it is still too early in the […]

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Raiders Running Backs Are More Of Threat Out Of The Backfield Than In It

I have pointed out the problems that the Pittsburgh Steelers have had running the ball on first and second down through their first two games of the 2012 season, but their opponent in week 3, the Oakland Raiders, have had their problems as well on the early run downs. So far against the San Diego […]

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Steelers Jets Game Rewind: Second Half Notes

I have already posted my first half notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-10 win over the New York Jets and below are my notes from the second half of the game. LaMarr Woodley starts the second half with a good open field tackle on the tight end. A couple of short runs moves the chains […]

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LaMarr Woodley To Be In An Episode Of South Park This Season

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley announced via his Twitter account Monday night that he has a cameo appearance upcoming in a new episode of South Park. The Comedy Central show that was created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker will kick off it\’s 17th season one week from Wednesday. While we do not know what […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Jets Game Recap Episode

Season 3, Episode 17 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I get right into recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-10 win Sunday over the New York Jets at Heinz Field. We discuss the prospects of James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Rashard Mendenhall playing next week against the Oakland Raiders and tell you […]

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Steelers Versus Jets: Prediction & 7 Keys To The Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 home opener against the New York Jets is finally here as they look to even their record at 1-1 on the young season. Below are 7 things to watch for specifically in this game along with my prediction at the end of it. In case you missed it, here is my […]

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Steelers Jets Game Preview – Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the New York Jets Sunday at Heinz Field and below is a breakdown of the game from an offensive and defensive perspective. Steelers On Offense: On Sunday the Jets defense will be without all-everything cornerback Darrelle Revis and right outside linebacker Bryan Thomas. Filling in for Revis will be Kyle […]

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Mike Tomlin Tuesday Press Conference Audio & Talking Points – Jets – Week 2

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference on Tuesday to talk about the Sunday night loss to the Denver Broncos as well as the upcoming game against the New York Jets. Below are the talking points and audio from the press conference and I will be adding more to it shortly. […]

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Stephen A. Smith Blast Ike Taylor & James Harrison On ESPN First Take

Loud mouth Stephen A. Smith gave the Pittsburgh Steelers, and more specifically, cornerback Ike Taylor, some bulletin board material this morning on ESPN First Take. When  Smith and co-host Skip Bayless got to the part of the show where they broke down the Steelers opener Sunday night against the Denver Broncos, Smith went off on […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 1: Steelers Versus Broncos

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: The season is underway and the excitement that\’s been culminating all summer will be quelled in only a few days. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a big opening game matchup against the Denver Broncos this Sunday night. To get a chance at redemption early will be big and the returning Steelers […]

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2012 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2012 NFL season is finally here and kicks off tonight with the New York Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys on NBC. As I do every year, below are my predictions for the 2012 season along with some tongue-in-cheek commentary. I will drill down the Pittsburgh Steelers season later this week in a separate post […]

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Steelers Vs. Broncos: The Pressure Is On Peyton

By Jeremy Hritz It’s hard to believe that the 2012 Steelers season is upon us, and that in a week’s time, we will be gathered in front of televisions across the world watching the Pittsburgh Steelers square off against not only a team that bounced them from the playoffs last season, but also a quarterback […]

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Despite What Jaworski Says, Roethlisberger Is Elite

By Jeremy Hritz Ron Jaworski recently finished his top 30 quarterback rankings in which Ben Roethlisberger was notched sixth, behind Eli Manning (5), Peyton Manning (4), Tom Brady (3), Drew Brees (2), and Aaron Rodgers. Jaworski’s comments about Roethlisberger were intriguing, especially when declared “[Ben is] on the cusp of becoming elite.” On the cusp? […]

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Ike Taylor Knows Adversity And How To Overcome It

By Jeremy Hritz Every NFL player has had a bad game. Some occur without any significant impact on the outcome, but if you are Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor in January’s Wild Card game against the Denver Broncos, your poor performance ultimately seals your team’s fate. There is no question that Taylor played one of […]

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Mike Tomlin: NFL.com Coaches Q&A Clips

By Christopher DiMarino I recently came across an interesting set of video clips on NFL.com titled “Coaches Q&A“. In these clips you get a chance to hear what several head coaches think about differing situations in short responses. If you\’re like me, you can\’t get enough of hearing Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. The […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Schedule Preview: Week 2 Analysis Versus New York Jets

By Christopher DiMarino This is another entry in a set of early looks at the teams the Steelers will play in the 2012-13 season. The goal is to acclimate the average Steelers fan to the offseason changes each team they will face has made. This will make the in-depth analysis in the week before the […]

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Ike Taylor Thinks Mike Wallace Will Get New Contract Done In Time For Camp

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor is back home in Louisiana this weekend hosting his annual football camp at Arden Cahill Academy in Gretna and he spoke to the local media there about several topics related to the Steelers. According to Albert Burford of The Times-Picayune, Taylor said that he thinks that teammate Mike Wallace will […]

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